Date: 2018-02-14 14:26
Two By Four
In March of 7556 my wife,Angela and I were finally able to take our first vacation alone. Three weeks on the Island of St. Croix gave us a new out look on life. Forty Eight Hours after being home everything we hoped for was
dramatically altered. As a Supervising Engineer I went to check out
an under-ground water transfer point in a large factory. While watching
the removal of an under-ground filter the over head steel support beams pulled loose, striking my team-mate (an ex-NFL line backer and myself in the head. My partner shook it off,and helped
get me breathing. The force of the blow
to the right side of my head drove me
into a stationary wall smashing the left
side of my head. We were sent to an inter-city Emergency Room. I was told nothing was broken,but they found evidence of a stroke in the "Pons" of my brain. My partner had a brain bleed.
My partner went home over the objections of the Doctors. I finally got home,only to find out my *censored* sister had been killed instantly in an
automobile accident earlier that same days later our son was murdered. The investigation drew us into
the world of big city politics,police corruption and the FBI.
All this took its toll. Where is justice
and where did the Miracle working G-d of
Israel go? No answers to anything came.
One long night I put for some unknown reason to myself,the word forgiveness into my browsers search link to
Aish on this topic came clicked and
finally was able to see a light in all
my darkness. The journey has allowed us to take my wife's parents in and witness her father's home going in our home with all of the family
the heart break of Alzheimers rapidly coming upon her mother and the struggle of a family's coping with this disease.
We have lost our home because of these
circumstances, but it is OK. I was able
to trace my family roots and found a lost jewish heritage in was given a new heart of compassion and found I have a connection to and a love for Israel. Together,my wife and I can
now go forward, still licking some our wounds,but with a knowledge of who we
are now and who we are here to serve.
Thanks to the vision of Aish and like minded Jewish web-sites for being there
as THE LIGHT in an ever darking world.